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BMW 323ti Compact

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 BMW 323ti Compact

3-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2494 cm3 / 152.2 cu in / 152.2 cu in, 125.3 kW / 168.0 hp / 168.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 245.0 N·m / 180.7 lb·ft / 180.7 lb·ft @ 3950 rpm / 3950 rpm / 3950 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1998
Model323ti CompactIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyE46Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4830 l / 170.57 cu ft / 170.57 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4210 mm / 165.7 in / 165.7 inTotal (curb) weight1595 kg / 3516 lb / 3516 lb
Width1698 mm / 66.9 in / 66.9 inDry weight
Height1378 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2700 mm / 106.3 in / 106.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1408 mm / 55.4 in / 55.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1413 mm / 55.6 in / 55.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.56  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.35Frontal area (A)1.99 m2 / 21.4 sq ft / 21.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.70 m2 / 7.5 sq ft / 7.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)17.3 kW / 23.2 hp / 23.2 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.12
Fuel supplyEngine displacement2494 cm3 / 152.2 cu in / 152.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity415.67 cm3/cylinder / 25.366 cu in/cylinder / 25.366 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power125.3 kW / 168.0 hp / 168.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque245.0 N·m / 180.7 lb·ft / 180.7 lb·ft at 3950 rpm / 3950 rpm / 3950 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)87.2 kW / 116.9 hp / 116.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output50.2 kW/l / 1.104 bhp/cu in / 1.104 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque98.2 N·m/l / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio106.8 kW/ton / 80.9 bhp/ton / 80.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.80 s / 7.80 s / 7.80 sFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front225/45-ZR18Tyres rear235/55-R17
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 323ti Compact

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